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2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 302 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  • Fast, luxurious and technically advanced, the S-Class should continue to be a favorite of movers and shakers.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Stylish exterior design, spacious interior, nimble demeanor, powerful engine offerings, high-tech features.

  • Cons

    Complicated COMAND system, some cheap-feeling interior bits, BMW 7 Series is more fun to drive.

  • What's New for 2002

    The TeleAid system is enhanced. Now reservations for travel as well as tickets for sporting and theater events can all be acquired from the considerable comfort of the S-Class' cabin.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Mercedes really messed up!

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

All throughout my life, my family has only owned MB cars. I grew up around them so I know about their great ride, fantastic style and reliability. My first car was a C230 and I got an SLK after that. I traded in for a 2002 S500 sports package and it was the biggest mistake. four days after I drove it out the lot, the air suspension dropped so the car was sitting on its tires and had to be towed and the repair alone cost $1400. After that repair, the brakes had to be replaced for another $900, two weeks after, my HID headlamps went out which costs another 500 bucks. In addition, the alternator started to act up at 70k miles and costs $900 to replace. The biggest disappointment!




Mercedes critic

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

I purchased the 2002 S500 for my wife as a Christmas present. She just loves the vehicle, apperance, handling, and quality of the vehicle. We compared other brands the were 4-5 years old and the quality just did not compare to like new look of the Mercedes quality. My wife constantly comments on how she loves driving "her" Mercedes. This is probably the best thing that I could have done for my wife, (and myself ha,ha) The Mercedes makes her feel better about herself and gives her confidence with the prestige of the Mercedes Benz name. We even purchased a Dog and named her Mercedes Ashley Haynie, what could be better? Loving life with Mercedes Benz and being a proud owner of the S500.




Great car,terrible dealer service

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

This is my second S-class. As with my first , I cannot find a better vehicle. Considering that this car costs over $80,000 to buy, the dealer support is unsatisfactory. I have tried two dealers in my area and I find that their Service Departments have no clue as to customer service.One department misplaced my vehicle for one hour at time of pickup, but did not complete the repairs- they did not tell me- I had to read the work order. The other dealer was to call me when a part came in and never did. One month later , I went to their parts department and purchased the item which I installed myself.




Gliding in comfort

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Consumer Reports says this is the best riding car they have ever tested and they are absolutely correct. It is a pleasure to drive and shines on long trips. Despite a few reports of quality or reliability concerns, my vehicle has been 100% trouble free. I've had it nearly a year and it has never needed service.




2002 s 500

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

A well built car that drives much very smooth and yet powerful




Great vehicle....but

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 5A)

Great vehile however here are my objections: NO Pass-through for skis. In this day and age there should be a pass through the rear center arm rest for skis or golf clubs etc. There should NOT be an up charge on the 500 series for rear seat heaters. When you pay more than $80,000 for a car the rear seat heaters should be included. Needs one DVD for navigation s¥ßtem not 7 cd's



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What's New for 2002

The TeleAid system is enhanced. Now reservations for travel as well as tickets for sporting and theater events can all be acquired from the considerable comfort of the S-Class' cabin.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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